Management of diabetes: the future is now

Diabetes is a worldwide epidemic. Its prevalence continues to rise globally at an average rate of 8.7 percent, and it currently affects 382 million of the world’s population. Significant increases in populations diagnosed with diabetes have been reported by many nations as their lifestyle and dietary norms evolve with globalization. National healthcare budgets bear the financial burden of treating diabetes and its complications, exceeding $548 billion dollars globally. (read more here)

Diabetes: the past, the present, and the challenging future

Diabetes testing can be traced back to medieval times—and innovations in testing are being developed today and tomorrow. In this article, we will look at the past, present, and challenging future for this disease state. Additionally, we will look at key risk factors and the changing landscape for diagnosis. Let’s quickly review some basic information about diabetes. Diabetes mellitus describes a group of metabolic diseases characterized by elevated blood glucose or hyperglycemia.1 In persons with a normal metabolism, the consumption of food stimulates the pancreas to release an adequate amount of insulin to move glucose from the bloodstream into cells to produce energy…(Read More)